Overall Green alert Drought for USA Southwest-2019
in United States

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 2 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1012848
Name: USA Southwest-2019
Countries: United States
Start Date: End of Dec 2018
Duration: 78 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 28645 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Cyclone Idai Poised to Become Southern Hemisphere’s Deadliest Tropical ... Wed, 20 Mar 2019 00:49:00 +0100.

Cyclone Idai is on track to becoming the deadliest tropical cyclone on record for the Southern Hemisphere. The storm, which struck the southeastern coast of Africa with the strength of a Category 2 hurricane last week, almost obliterated th
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Climate Change Also Affects Mental Health in MexicoWed, 20 Mar 2019 00:24:00 +0100.

Tourists cool off from high temperatures on the beach at the archaeological site of Tulum, in the southeastern Yucatan peninsula, an area of Mexico highly vulnerable to climate change. Powerful hurricanes, storms, drought, heat waves and ri
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‘Everything is destroyed’: 850,000 people in danger as Cyclone Idai mo ... Mon, 18 Mar 2019 08:25:00 +0100.

Almost 850 000 people have been affected by severe rains and flooding caused by cyclone Idai, a tropical cyclone that hit the Mozambican port of Beira on Thursday night. Parts of Malawi and Zambia have also been affected. So far, at least 1
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ECHO Factsheet Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia February 2018 - Indone ... Fri, 15 Mar 2019 23:42:00 +0100.

FACTS & FIGURES. More than 174 000 asylum seekers and refugees currently living in: Thailand (more than 7 600) Malaysia (more than 155 000) Indonesia (18 000) EU humanitarian funding: €4.63 million since 2016. Introduction. Considered safe
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